TORONTO — It was an impressive showing for one Eastern Ontario Ayrshire farm at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair last month, taking home top honours in four different categories.
Neil G. Kittle of West Meadow Ayrshires at Winchester, Ont. was named top junior premier breeder, junior premier exhibitor, junior breeder’s herd and also co-owned the top junior yearling.
Here are some of the dairy winners from across Ontario at this year’s Royal.
Reserve junior champion: Mapleburn Dempsey Tiguanna, bred by Forbes, James and William McOuat of Mapleburn Farms at Brownsburg-Chatham, Que., owned by Dave and Bonnie Bergeron of Dreamridge Farms at Hammond, Ont. and Blackaddar Ayrshire, Quebec.
Senior calf: Mapleburn Dempsey Tiguanna
Junior premier breeder: Neil G. Kittle of West Meadow Ayrshires at Winchester, Ont.
Junior premier exhibitor: West Meadow Ayrshires
Intermediate calf: Larch Farm Raakel, bred by Catherine Whetter at Finch, Ont., owned by Catherine Whetter and Patrick Daoust at Finch, Ont.
Junior yearling: West Meadow Dingmac R Elegant, bred and owned by Ian Dingwall at Cornwall, Ont. and Neil G. Kittle
Junior breeder’s herd: West Meadow Ayrshires
Red and White Holstein
Reserve junior champion: Fraeland Swiss Avalanche Red, bred by Jack and Steve Fraser of Fraeland Farms at Fergus, Ont., owned by the Vandekemp family of Barrvalley Holsteins at Douglas, Ont., Mernmac Farms Ltd. at Cobden, Ont. and Rob Heffernan at Douglas, Ont.
Senior calf: Fraeland Swiss Avalanche Red
Junior champion: Rosedale Avala Lollipop-Red, bred by Oakfield Corners Dairy at Oakfield, New York, owned by London Dairy Farms at London, Ont. and by Adam Clark of Clarkvalley Holsteins at Woodville, Ont.
Summer yearling: Rosedale Avala Lollipop-Red
Reserve intermediate champion: Sweetview Avalanche Mitsou, bred by Shayne Brus and Annette Santschi of Sweetview Holsteins at Ayer’s Cliff, Que., owned by Up-Ridge Holsteins at Embro, Ont.
Reserve grand champion: Sweetview Avalanche Mitsou
Summer calf: Riverdown Unstopabull Attack, bred and owned by John, Karen and Justin Velthuis of Riverdown Holsteins at Metcalfe, Ont.
Mature cow: Mount Elm Royce Jalapeno, bred by Neil and Bryan Anderson of Vankleek Hill, Ont., owned by Glen and Cindy Krantz of Claremount Holsteins at Stratford, Ont., Gary Troup at Little Britain, Ont. and Bill Troup of Vale-O-Skene Holsteins at Little Britain, Ont.
Black and white
Junior champion: Miss OCD Doorm Georgette, bred by Oakfield Corners Dairy at New York, owned by Brian Joseph Enright of Winright Holsteins at Winchester, Ont.
Summer calf: Leachfield Atwood Dazzle, bred and owned by Peter Leach at Woodville, Ont.
Junior calf: Reyncrest Avalnche Lusha-Et, bred by Andrew Reynolds at Corf, New York, owned by Bert, Ann, Paul and Steven Velthuis of Velthuis Farms Ltd. at Osgoode, Ont.
Senior calf: Garay Doorman Blind Date, bred by Gaspar Fillion at Saint-Sébastien-De-Frontenac, Que., owned by Brian Joseph Enright
Junior yearling: Glennholme Mario Merciless, bred by Brian and Kyle Rivington of Glennholme Holsteins at Carp, Ont., owned by Brian and Kyle Rivington of Glennholme Holsteins at Carp, Ont., Gord, Pauline, Morgon and Ethan McMillan of Kingsway Farms at Hastings, Ont. and Jason Millen of Millen Farms at Omemee, Ont.
Honourable mention junior champion: Glennholme Mario Merciless
Intermediate yearling: Winright Gold Chip Explosion, bred by Brian Joseph Enright and Jamie and Petra Black of Jaquemet Holsteins at Winchester, Ont., owned by Brian Joseph Enright
Junior breeder’s herd: Winright Holsteins
Senior 2-year old: Florbil Doorman Lilly, bred by Florbil Farms Ltd. at Mildmay, Ont. and owned by Florbil Farms Ltd., Ari Eckstein of Quality Holsteins at Vaughan, Ont., Beckridge Holsteins at Keswick, Ont., Oscar Dupasquier at Guelph, Ont. and Agriber Societa Agricola SRL of Piacenza, Italy
Reserve intermediate champion: Florbil Doorman Lilly
Honorable mention intermediate champion: Ms Smith-Oak Pw D Maggie-Et, bred by William Smith at Reynoldsville, Pennsylvania and Donald and Joanne Stoltzfus of Berlin, Pennsylvania, owned by London Dairy Farms at London, Ont. and by Adam Clark of Clarkvalley Holsteins at Woodville, Ont.
Junior 3-year-old: Alfinch Zelgodis Taci, bred by Allan Lloyd Finch at Belmont, Ont., owned by Gerald Coughlin of Trent Valley Holsteins of Peterborough, Ont.
Junior exhibitor banner: Brian Joseph Enright
Junior yearling: Beslea Velocity Lion, bred by Chris and Brianne Brown of Beslea Farms Ltd. at Yarker, Ont., owned by Beslea Farms Ltd. and Kingsdale Jersey Farm
Junior breeder’s herd: Beslea Farms Ltd.
Intermediate yearling: Hickory Acres Krash Colton, bred by James and Rebecca Abrams, owned by Cybil Fisher at Green Bay, Wisconsin, Jake Hanford in the U.S. and Andrew, Jennifer, Taylor and Will Vander Meulen, and Jim and Liz Livock of Avonlea Genetics Inc. at Brighton, Ont.
Junior. 2-year-old: Pleasant Nook Apple Dumpling, bred and owned by Rob and Julie Eby of Pleasant Nook Jerseys at Ayr, Ont.
Honorable mention intermediate champion: Pleasant Nook Apple Dumpling
Senior 2-year-old: Avonlea Venom Keep Me Klose Et, bred by Avonlea Genetics, owned by Avonlea Genetics and Micheal Paris at Chesterville, Que.
5-year-old: Avonlea Premier Chocolate Chip, bred and owned by Avonlea Genetics Inc.
Lifetime component class: Bridon Iatola Polish Et, bred and owned by Brian, Bruce and Jeff Sayles of Bridon Farms Inc. at Paris, Ont.
Breeder’s herd: Pleasant Nook Jerseys
Junior breeder banner: Michael & Monique Bols of Drentex Jerseys at Russell, Ont.
Premier exhibitor banner: Pleasant Nook Jerseys
Premier breeder: Pleasant Nook Jerseys